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The fans in Shanghai didn’t get to see Kobe Bryant play in the pre-season game that they attended on Friday, but they got the next best thing: the opportunity to witness Bryant working out on the court as he continues to recover from Achilles surgery in April.
While his teammates were warming up for their game against the Golden State Warriors, Bryant was getting in a good workout. The Black Mamba did some light shooting and even sprinted from one end of the court to the other, something that the crowd loved seeing.
In one video posted by Lakers reporter Mike Trudell, Kobe can be seen shooting mid-range shots. With the crowd fixated on his every move, he drills every one of them:
Then, in a video posted by KB824Legend, Bryant can be seen extending his range a little bit and doing a ball-handling drill:
The thing that really got the Shanghai fans going was seeing Bryant sprint up and down the sidelines.
In a Vine video posted by the Lakers’ official Twitter account, the Black Mamba...
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When ESPN ranked Kobe Bryant as the 25th best player in the NBA earlier this week, everyone was waiting for his reaction.
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As the NBA season inches closer, ESPN.com has once again come out with their NBA Player Rankings. These are usually only talked about, because of their controversial rankings and this one takes the cake, as many people are scratching their heads that they named Los Angeles Lakers’ superstar...
There’s less than two weeks to go until opening night and we still don’t know when Kobe Bryant will be ready to make his much anticipated return to the court. The Black Mamba is making progress, but it’s hard to determine just how quickly that progress is coming along.
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On Friday, Kobe Bryant changed his photo (or avatar) on Twitter to the number "1225."
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ESPN recently ranked the Lakers as the 12th best team in the Western Conference.
The sports website also named Bryant the 25th...
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last week or so, you’ll know that ESPN recently ranked Kobe Bryant as the 25th best player in the NBA.
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According to the NY Daily News, Melo says he wants to stay in New York, though he doesn’t sound all that convincing:
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The Los Angeles Lakers will begin the regular season in 10 days and Mike D'Antoni is unsure of when Kobe Bryant will begin practicing.
Bryant is recovering from a torn Achilles.
“I have no idea,” said D'Antoni.
“He has a big desire to come back, but he understands there has to be a few steps he needs to take in order to come back,” Pau Gasol said. “I don’t think...
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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- The Lakers held practice Sunday morning after spending nine days in China as ambassadors for NBA global expansion. It was a much lighter affair than most training camp practices, with the regular grind to be resumed Monday.
To a player, everyone said they had a great time visiting the Great Wall and performing in front of a basketball-mad country in Shanghai...
The Lakers will tip-off their 2013 regular season in 10 days against the Clippers, and Mike D’Antoni says he’s unsure of when Kobe Bryant will even begin practicing.
“I have no idea,” said D’Antoni.
“He has a big desire to come back, but he understands there has to be a few steps he needs to take in order to come back,” Pau Gasol said. “I don’t think he’s taken...
The Lakers’ trip to China may have included an outing to the Great Wall and dinner with Yao Ming, but the purple and gold also put in some work while they were overseas.
In the video below, which was posted by the NBA, we get an inside look at the Lakers’ practice in Shanghai.
Aside from soundbites from Pau Gasol, Mike D’Antoni and Kobe Bryant, we also get to see the team working...